Exemplifying the resilience and timeless quality of the greatest era of Jamaican music, Love Situation, the newest album from international reggae artist Tarrus Riley will drop February 4th, as Riley tours the US in support of the release.
Produced by Dean Fraser for Cannon Productions and assisted by talents such as Shane C. Brown of Juke Boxx Productions, as well as Mitchum Khan Chin and Jordan McClure, the record was mixed by Shane C. Brown along with Romel Marshall and mastering was done by Grammy Award winning engineer Michael Fuller.
Inspired by “Young Heart,” a favorite track off his second album Contagious, this new album explores musical space that can be enjoyed by music listeners of all generations. Love Situation resembles the classic sound of Jamaican Rocksteady, modernly produced in a well balanced mix.
Fans of original-era Jamaican music will notice the use of many beloved rhythms created during the infamous Treasure Isle Studio days. Setting a mellow mood reminiscent of the Rocksteady vibes from the ‘60s, Riley’s Love Situation is 17 tracks of sweet smooth swaying Reggae. Crafting a cross-generational vibe, featured on these classic riddims are guests artist such as U Roy, Konshens, Big Youth, Mr Cheeks of the Lost Boyz, Dean Fraser and Whippa Demus.
Catchy rhythms, proper production and engineering fused with the beautiful vocal work of Riley creates a quality record, one that keeps today’s listeners around the globe jamming and dancing to Reggae music.
The album was made available January 28th for pre-order and will officially be released February 4th on iTunes and a variety of online retailers, as well as physical CD’s in digipak. You can pick up Love Situation on iTunes now, by clicking HERE!
To promote the album, Tarrus will be performing through out the US along with Dean Fraser and the Blak Soil Band. The tour runs around the Northeaset during the first half of February and then heads out west for six dates around California, a night in Utah, and two days in Colorado. The trio also has dates in March set for Belize and Miami.
For more information on Tarrus Riley, his music and his tour dates, check out the details below.
Tarrus Riley – Love Situation
1.) Intro – Love Situation
2.) 123 I Love You
3.) Lost For Words ‘Speechless’
4.) Welding Skit (taken From I-Roy Welding)
5.) Burning Desire
6.) A Lifetime Skit
7.) Five Days feat. Big Youth & Mr. Cheeks
8.) Cry No More ft. Dean Fraser
9.) Dem A Watch ‘Wanna See Us Break Up’
10.) Cum Get Your Ish
11.) One Drop (Remix)
12.) Special Occasion ft. Whippa Demus
13.) To The Limit (Remix) ft. Konshens
14.) Thank You
15.) Version Of Love ‘My Story’
16.) Sail Away ‘Stepping Out’ ft. U Roy
17.) Food For Thought
WATCH Tarrus Riley’s latest music video for the single “My Day.”